My bit of heraldic knowledge makes me stare at soccer team logos and scratch my head. Many teams use shields, but they wrap so much stuff around and across the shield, that it's clear they don't mean the shield to actually stand alone.
So I thought to make them stand alone.
What follows is a compilation of NASL team armorial banners, which are flags based strictly on the coat of arms, which is what's on the shield. Except, though, that I deleted the words.
For the teams without shields (thanks be to them), I just put their logo on a plain background, but deleted the non-stylized words. I had to keep the word for the Rowdies, otherwise it would be an exceedingly boring flag.
New York Cosmos:
San Francisco Deltas:
Atlanta Silverbacks (last season 2015):
Carolina RailHawks (rebranded in 2016):
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (last season 2016):
Minnesota United (last season 2016):
Rayo Oklahoma City (last season 2016):
Ottawa Fury (last season 2016):
San Antonio Scorpions (last season 2015):
Tampa Bay Rowdies (last season 2016):